Some Helpful Resource Hints (Suggestions, Ideas, Techniques) for Our Busy Students of English

Posted on April 24, 2015

Our English language students (pupils) at Saint Mark are very busy people who do not have very much free time to spend formally learning our language in class or at home. Although our students are dedicated (committed) to learning and improving their English language skills (abilities), often the everyday (daily) tasks (work) of earning a […]

How to Learn a New Language – Part 7

Posted on April 19, 2015

Volunteer! If you do not have much opportunity to practice English at home or work but you have extra time available, you can easily find a volunteer opportunity that will put you in an English-speaking environment. Your volunteer help will be very much appreciated by whatever organization you choose to volunteer for, and you might […]

ESL Students Give Back to the Community

Posted on April 18, 2015

Karla Colmenarez and Max Jin are two current ESL students at St. Mark who strive to live by the Golden Rule. Karla, 30, is an industrial engineer from Venezuela.  She lives with her sister in Oakton while taking technical courses.  She says that these classes along with immersing herself in an English-speaking environment will further […]

How to Learn a New Language – Part 6

Posted on April 17, 2015

Do Crossword Puzzles! If you like puzzles, crossword puzzles are a good, fun way to broaden your understanding of English usage and your cultural knowledge. You can find many free crossword puzzles on-line or purchase a book of crossword puzzles. And they come in a wide range of skill levels. You can start at a […]

How to Learn a New Language – Part 5

Posted on April 16, 2015

Writing is probably the most difficult skill to master in a foreign language.  People can criticize it more easily than they can your other three skills (listening, reading, and speaking) because it is written.  Nevertheless, like the other three skills, you must practice (and practice, and practice!) and learn from your mistakes.  The lessons you […]

How to Learn a New Language – Part 4

Posted on April 15, 2015

Speaking is an active skill.  That means that in order to improve your spoken English, you must practice, practice, practice.  Then, practice some more!  If a person you are speaking with does not understand what you are saying, try to figure out what the problem was, and make the correction next time you say the […]

¡Llena las Clases esta Primavera!

Posted on April 15, 2015

El programa de ESL de St. Mark’s comenzará a dar la clases de inglés esta primavera el martes 14 de abril. Los maestros, ayudantes, y otros voluntarios están listos y contentos para recibir de nuevo los estudiantes que asistieron a las clases en el invierno y a los estudiantes que asistirán a las clases por […]

Fill the School this Spring!

Posted on April 13, 2015

St. Mark ESL Program’s spring term begins this Tuesday, April 14th. The St. Mark ESL teachers, aides, and other volunteers are looking forward to welcoming back our returning winter students and getting to know our new spring students. We have great things planned for the next 9 weeks! Additional students may register for the remaining […]

왜 영어를 배워야 합니까?

Posted on April 11, 2015

당신경력의​​발전을 위하여! 고용주들은영어를 잘 하는직원을선호합니다. 그것은 많은분야들에서중요한자격조건 입니다. 당신이영어로 말하고 쓰는것을 잘 할때좋은일을찾는것은 보다 쉽습니다. 오늘날영어는상거래, 금융, 과학의보편적인언어입니다. 또한유엔과유럽연합의 공식언어 입니다. 세계여행을 위하여! 영어는미국, 호주, 영국, 아일랜드, 캐나다, 카리브해의많은국가등 45 개국의공식언어입니다. 이환상적인장소들에서휴가를즐길수 있습니다! 세계에대한 보다 많은것을 알기 위하여: 인터넷페이지 (> 85 %)의대부분은영어로작성되어 있습니다. 많은영화들은영어로 되어있습니다; 영문학도 또한 매우중요 합니다.그리고 영어를배우면 영어작문의 비밀을 푸는데도 도움이 됩니다: […]

Diez razones por las cuales inscribirse en una clase de conversación en inglés

Posted on April 10, 2015

La clase de conversación en inglés de St. Mark se reune por 45 minutos los martes y jueves por la tarde, antes de que empiecen las clases normales de inglés. Las clases de conversación están abiertas a los estudiantes matriculados en clases intermedias o avanzadas de inglés. En vez de un profesor/ una profesora, la […]